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Automated Trading with Genetic-Algorithm Neural-Network Risk Cybernetics: An Application on FX Markets

Lanz CWJ Chan

Finamatrix Investments Pte. Ltd.

Wing-Keung Wong

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

February 20, 2012

Finamatrix Journal, February 2012

Recent years have witnessed the advancement of automated algorithmic trading systems as institutional solutions in the form of autobots, black box or expert advisors. However, little research has been done in this area with sufficient evidence to show the efficiency of these systems. This paper builds an automated trading system which implements an optimized genetic-algorithm neural-network (GANN) model with cybernetic concepts and evaluates the success using a modified value-at-risk (MVaR) framework. The cybernetic engine includes a circular causal feedback control feature and a developed golden-ratio estimator, which can be applied to any form of market data in the development of risk-pricing models. The paper applies the Euro and Yen forex rates as data inputs. It is shown that the technique is useful as a trading and volatility control system for institutions including central bank monetary policy as a risk-minimizing strategy. Furthermore, the results are achieved within a 30-second timeframe for an intra-week trading strategy, offering relatively low latency performance. The results show that risk exposures are reduced by four to five times with a maximum possible success rate of 96%, providing evidence for further research and development in this area.

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Keywords: Automation, Autobot, Genetic-Algorithm Neural-Network, Risk-Pricing, Risk Cybernetics, Expert Advisor

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Date posted: October 5, 2010 ; Last revised: June 20, 2014

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Chan, Lanz CWJ and Wong, Wing-Keung, Automated Trading with Genetic-Algorithm Neural-Network Risk Cybernetics: An Application on FX Markets (February 20, 2012). Finamatrix Journal, February 2012 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1687763

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Lanz CWJ Chan (Contact Author)
Finamatrix Investments Pte. Ltd. ( email )
Wing-Keung Wong
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) ( email )
Hong Kong
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